Brendan Barber, general secretary of the Trades Union Congress (TUC), was commenting on the figures issued by the Office for National Statistics, which suggested that overall employment has risen by 184,000.
"These encouraging figures reflect the UK's mini economic revival in the first half of 2010 before the government's cuts kicked in," he explained.
However, Mr Barber noted that there are "strong warning signs" in the figures, suggesting that the number of older people in employment fell slightly - something he says needs to be addressed by the coalition government sooner rather than later.
He added: "With the government pressing ahead with deep spending cuts, this could be the last we see of an economic revival for some time."
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